Eden Hazard in contention for return to Chelsea starting XI against Atletico...

Eden Hazard in contention for return to Chelsea starting XI against Atletico Madrid

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More from Antonio Conte, who spoke this morning ahead of upcoming Champions League clash against La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in Spain.

Will Eden Hazard start? The Belgian star played the whole game in the Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest, while was a late substitute against Stoker City at Britannnia Stadium on Saturday.

However, Conte said: “I think now Eden is improving a lot and for sure he’s in contention for Atletico Madrid. After a bad injury and surgery you need time”.

“He’s almost ready to play but if I make this decision it will be because I’m comfortable with it – he added – I think we are managing him very well. Other players are also very important for us and now it’s important to be sure he’s ready”.